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Psalm 127 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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Young's Literal Translation (YLT) New International Version (NIV)
1 A Song of the Ascents, by Solomon. If Jehovah doth not build the house, In vain have its builders laboured at it, If Jehovah doth not watch a city, In vain hath a watchman waked. 1 Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
2 Vain for you who are rising early, Who delay sitting, eating the bread of griefs, So He giveth to His beloved one sleep. 2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.
3 Lo, an inheritance of Jehovah [are] sons, A reward [is] the fruit of the womb. 3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.
4 As arrows in the hand of a mighty one, So [are] the sons of the young men. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.
5 O the happiness of the man Who hath filled his quiver with them, They are not ashamed, For they speak with enemies in the gate! 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.